Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.20%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ), which rose 4.75% or 0.0383 points to trade at 0.8448 at the close. Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ) added 1.65% or 3.26 points to end at 201.26 and Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) was up 1.51% or 0.0400 points to 2.6900 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which lost 2.98% or 17.6 points to trade at 572.4 in late trade. PIK (MCX: PIKK ) declined 1.84% or 6.80 points to end at 363.00 and MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ) shed 1.56% or 209.0 points to 13180.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 121 to 95 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.69% to 24.630.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.48% or 6.15 to $1294.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.12% or 0.06 to hit $52.05 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.45% or 0.27 to trade at $60.91 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.85% to 66.3919, while EUR/RUB fell 0.93% to 75.6960.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 95.643.

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